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Strategies and Policies for the Proper Disposal or Reuse of Telecommunication/ICT Waste Material

Final Report [Question 8/2]

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This report outlines the minimum standards for processing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and considers the responsibilities of different stakeholders, including, producers, consumers, managers and intermediaries involved in the process. It describes the different techniques for recovering metals present in WEEE and reducing hazardous waste. Information on non-compliant and counterfeit devices is included, as well as the integration of informal recyclers and the impact of WEEE on the health of people who are in contact with them are included in the report as social aspects of the management of WEEE.

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Operational framework of technological aspects of a WEEE management system

This chapter advocates that every country should develop a national policy on effective and efficient management of WEEE. It provides a detailed operational guideline on different stages and activities of WEEE management. It sets out some minimum standards for the environmentally sound management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) from Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which may serve as guidelines for governments and managers in least developed and developing countries regardless of their specific circumstances. It also seeks, within the framework of the concepts of “sustainability” and “management system”, to promote compliance with such requirements for the benefit of human health and the environment, by discouraging inappropriate management of this type of waste.

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